I've been away from the HTPC game for the last few years because I liked the stability of STB for BD playback, but things seem to have gotten a little more stable, and I'm intrigued with the idea of WMC or XBMC - especially since I can control it in "lean-back" mode with my iRule setup. Played around with XBMC on my office and I really like it so far.
So, I picked up a used HP dual-core Intel 2.4ghz box, threw some RAM in it, and threw in a generic Radeon HD 4350 card a buddy had laying around. Finally got it hooked up via HDMI to my system last night, and I can't for the life of me figure out why it won't go full-screen. Windows 7 and the Catalyst software both say it's running 1080/60, but there's a pretty healthy border all the way around the screen - maybe 5% or so. Text and everything is a little soft, so it's obvious it's not 1:1 pixel-mapping, so something is scaling/padding somewhere.
My signal chain looks like this:
HTPC > Integra DHC-9.9 > JVC RS45
The projected image is fine with all the other sources... I've looked everywhere - the PC, the Integra... I've tried different refresh rates, and I can't see where to get rid of it this border.
I'm hoping this isn't the beginning of a series of reminders why I hadn't done anything with HTPC for awhile.
Of course, my theater is a stop on a meet crawl tomorrow and I was hoping to demo some XBMC/iRule integration (at last that part works awesome!).
Anybody have any ideas?
I've got GAS: Gadget Acquisition Syndrome.